I love Transformers, the generation 1 cartoon series have this retro feel over it plus I use to have a nice TF toy collection that I’ve fond memories of play with. The connection is that both characters have Frank Welker as their voice.
IGN had a question and answer session with the great Frank Welker for the 25th anniversary of the generation 1 Transformers series where he did the voice of Megatron and a bunch of other transformers. We Aladdin fans know him as the voice of Abu and Mozenrath’s eel Xerxes.
Heather made lots of screens of the Mozenrath episode Black Sand, free for grabs but a back link to Aladdin Central’s Image Galllery is much appreciated. Anyway I thought it was a good time to discuss Black Sand.
Mozenrath uses the mysterious black sand the replace everyone with a disguised Mamluck. Rasoul and his guards are the first victims to the sand, next is Jasmine followed by Genie and the Sultan even Aladdin is sucked into the world of the black sand.
It’s my least favorite Mozenrath episode and an average series episode. The story is shaking; it takes a long time before the story takes off. Iago has a few funny lines and Genie he’s an idiot Like when’s succumbed to the sand, delivered in a wooden barrel he thinks it’s the barrel fairy giving him the container. Lucky his role is relative small. Iago is the one with the smart remarks like prying at the Jasmine mamluck, the parrot doesn’t know she’s a mamluck, if there’s a party at hand.
There’s a good piece of action halfway in a fight between Aladdin and the Jasmine clone. Because after Aladdin’s succumbed to the sand Carpet in essence saves the day by going in attached to a rope giving his friends an escape route while Iago and Abu distract Mozenrath and Xerxes.
The good guys return to Agrabah, they fight off the Mamlucks and Mozenrath is defeated by his own hand.
While I had to settle with my first and probably snow globe, it was 50% off, Prince_Ali_Fan got the real goodies. A cast yearbook of Aladdin, the animation crew, specially the supervisions, seemed to have much fun drawing, re-drawing, re-drawing and re-drawing again over and over again. Specially the studio boss, the famous Jeffery “Shrek” Katzenberg, had the artists make constant changes in their drawings. Even the directors werenâ€™t left alone as your’ll on see the images below. More scans at Aladdin Fan Livejoural Community.